Blue stairs...

When I was in the area, visiting the « Cité Fleurie », see preceding post, I actually wanted to visit another little artist’s haven. Again, I had to wait until a kind person let me in. This place, much smaller, is referred to as the “Cité Verte” and if it still exists some 120 years after its creation, surrounded by modern apartment buildings, it’s thanks to the same artist who saved the “Cité Fleurie”, his name was Henri Cadiou… and once again the intervention by a French President, this ...
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The Unknown Road Ahead

  Late in the afternoon, I said goodbye to Chelsea to catch the TGV back to Provence. As the train traveled through the countryside with the scenery flashing by accentuated with the setting sun my memories of Chelsea as a baby came to mind. Sweet Chelsea. My first born. My ten-pound baby. My little girl now becoming a mother. Time is going by bringing different scenery and another stage to play upon. Life is mysteriously wonderful, as someone said regarding being a parent, "Days go by slowly ...
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One guitar. One voice. One drum kit — frequently bloodied, sometimes broken. The modest tools can only begin to tell the story of Polish Club, the sweat-soaked Aussie soul-punk duo with a heart-wringing knack for ass-kicking rock tunes and a gift for burning down every room they play. “I think our strength is in the limitations of the two-piece band,” says the keeper of the aforementioned drums, John Henry. “When you’ve only got guitar and drums, you can’t just… play. You’ve got to give more. Ph...
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São Paulo, Brazil, to Buenos Aires, Argentina—Where the Flight Itself is a Culture Shock

“Passport. Buenos Aires, right? Do you have a return ticket?” “Well, I have a return ticket to Canada, but not from Buenos Aires…” “If you don’t have a return ticket, you have a problem. Show it to me.” “Sure, if you give me two minutes, I have a PDF copy of it on my laptop.” I took my laptop out of my bag and turned it on. I could see Feng, a few metres away, making a “WTF is going on?” face. “So many of these… backpackers don’t have a return ticket,” the check-in counter agent mumbled. “I do!”...
Tags: Travel, Wtf, Hollywood, Air Canada, US, Qatar, Canada, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Avenida, Qatar Airways, Mark, Sao Paulo Brazil, Buenos Aires Argentina, Feng

Travel News: January 21, 2019

Bali to Impose $10 Tax on Foreign Tourists, Jakarta Post Reports Bloomberg Indonesia’s resort island of Bali is set to impose a $10 levy on foreign tourists to preserve its environment and culture, The Jakarta Post reported, citing Governor Wayan Koster. The provincial government is deliberating whether the tax, which won’t be imposed on Indonesian citizens, will be collected as part of the airline ticket or at counters at the airport, Koster told the newspaper.   Aer Lingus unveils new logo an...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Indonesia, US, Atlanta, Aer Lingus, United States, Brazil, South America, News And Deals, National Parks Service, Jakarta Post, Koster, Jair Bolsonaro, Foreign Tourists Jakarta Post, Wayan Koster

Evening Views at Disney California Adventure

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Tourists As Caretakers: Are We Failing?

If you want to preserve your sanity, then paying attention to recent news probably isn’t the best course of action. Of the many frustrating and downright infuriating news reports in recent months, those concerning the current state of our National Parks have left me positively distressed. During the government shutdown, the parks for some reason have remained open but unstaffed. That has led to problems from overflowing bathrooms to littering to even destruction of the natural resources themsel...
Tags: Travel, Southeast Asia, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, National Parks, Amsterdam, Rangers, Venice, Top Travel Tips, Joshua, Joshua Tree National Park, Venice Barcelona

South America Day 12 Buenos Aires

Today we are going sightseeing in Buenos Aires. There will be no guided tours just us and my well annotated copy of Lonely Planet.We start with the cathedral former manor of the Pope. Then try to get a tube from Catedral underground station. It sou
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The Future Is Now for LNG as Derivatives Trading Takes Off - Bloomberg

The Future Is Now for LNG as Derivatives Trading Takes Off - Bloomberg:With natural gas demand growing faster than for any other fossil fuel, LNG futures may be finally taking off.Derivatives represented about 2 percent of global LNG production at the beginning of 2017 as an array of contracts around the world struggled to gain traction. But by the end of last year, volumes had grown to almost 23 percent, led by a burgeoning Intercontinental Exchange Inc. contract based on S&P Global Platts’ Jap...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Bloomberg, Japan Korea, Intercontinental Exchange Inc, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Global Platts

TripAdvisor talks "holistic" approach to vacation rentals

Compared to other major players in the space, TripAdvisor stays relatively quiet on the status of its Rentals business.
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On the Beach to launch direct integration with Emirates

On the Beach has become the UK’s first online travel agent to launch a direct integration with Emirates through Online B2B, the airline’s NDC API.
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U.S. hotel demand growth outpaced supply growth in 2018

Demand for U.S. hotel room nights grew 2.5 percent year over year in 2018, compared with 2 percent growth in supply, according to STR.
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Travel agents believe 2019 will bring a boom in business

New research shows that 44 percent of travel agents surveyed indicated that their clients are optimistic about international travel, and 54 percent are optimistic about domestic travel.
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Travel Tripper named best CRS by Hotel Tech Report

Travel Tripper received four awards from Hotel Tech Report: Best CRS, top-rated booking engine and digital agency, as well as the Global People’s Choice Awards.
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Beto O’Rourke Launched a Travel Blog: Will It Help Elect Him President?

It used to be that when you launched a campaign you did it with a book. That proved you were serious and had ideas. Beto O’Rourke, though, has a new travel blog. Continue reading Beto O’Rourke Launched a Travel Blog: Will It Help Elect Him President?...
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Blogging inspiration: 12 post ideas to get guests clicking

Done right, a hotel blog can drive traffic to your website - helping you to find new bookers, build guest loyalty and boost your revenue.
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HOME the search for our new home in San Francisco

We love Larkspur. It is the cutest little town. For our rental tour we visited 9 places and we loved all of them but there was one place that stood out from all the others. It was not on any of the house search websites because the owners were only just t
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View the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse of 2019

If you are fortunate enough to be at a location in North America or South America with clear skies — or if you are traveling to that location — get ready to view the peak of a super blood wolf moon eclipse, which begins at... The post View the Super Blood Wolf Moon Eclipse of 2019 appeared first on The Gate.
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South Africa to South Australia November 2018 Part I

From South Africa to South Australia Part I Year 3 started on 7th November 2018 the day we flew to South Africa via Singapore with Singapore Airlines. We were making a surprise visit to see Danies mum tannie an Afri
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Big Cities New York Tuesday 2017 May 23

We had an easy morning only getting out to a bus after 1130 to go the Frick Museum. The interior was a great surprise the Frick's home in the Gilded Age gilt tri
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Top 10 digital marketing New Year’s resolutions for hotel marketers

Determining your hotel’s most successful digital marketing initiatives is the first step to executing a strong plan that will achieve greater results this year than last year.
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Airbnb held talks to buy Hotel Tonight

A deal would give the home-sharing company more inventory and help it move into hotel bookings.
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France, Paris

Vue du pont du Garigliano Copyright Jacques Witt [Author: Jacques Witt]
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#Lebanon Minister Hopes for Outside Cash, Can't Confirm #Qatar Aid - Bloomberg

Lebanon Minister Hopes for Outside Cash, Can't Confirm Qatar Aid - Bloomberg:Lebanon’s caretaker economy minister said his embattled country is hopeful of getting outside financial support, but couldn’t confirm that Qatar is prepared to deposit $1 billion with the central bank.Speaking on Sunday in Beirut on the sidelines of an Arab economic summit, Raed Khoury said other officials had told him of Qatar’s deposit with Lebanon’s central bank, which was reported by local media.“We hope that this i...
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#UAE and #SaudiArabia unveil seven point co-operation plan | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE and Saudi Arabia unveil seven point co-operation plan | ZAWYA MENA Edition:The Executive Committee of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council held its first meeting in Abu Dhabi with the participation of all 16 members from both sides to follow up on the execution of the joint initiatives outlined in the Strategy of Resolve.The strategy includes areas of collaborations and sets forth the joint vision of economic, social and military integration between the two countries.The committee, headed ...
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#Kuwait announces initiative for $200 million technology investment fund | Reuters

Kuwait announces initiative for $200 million technology investment fund | Reuters:Kuwait is launching an initiative to create a $200 million fund for investments in technology, its foreign minister said at an Arab economic summit in Beirut on Sunday.Sheikh Sabah al Khalid al Sabah said Kuwait would give $50 million to the fund to allow “investment in the fields of technology and digital economy” which the private sector will take part in. [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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What’s Worse Than Flying United to Hong Kong? Sitting on United Over 16 Hours and Going Nowhere

United's Newark - Hong Kong flight diverted to Goose Bay on Saturday for a medical emergency and that's when things went bad. The plane went mechanical and passengers had to stay on the aircraft overnight because there were no customs agents available. They were running out of food, and the cabin started getting cold. It was basically the plot of the 1993 film Alive. Continue reading What’s Worse Than Flying United to Hong Kong? Sitting on United Over 16 Hours and Going Nowhere...
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San Francisco first impressions

We have been in San Francisco for a bit more than one month now. We are pleasantly surprised. It is better than what we hoped. We live in Larkspur a very green suburb with amazing forest walks right at our door step. We live in the hills. This is great fo
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The Prince Of Persia

It was a hectic scramble getting to the bus station and having arrived at the huge Terminal eJonub back in Tehran I had no idea what was going on. All the signage was Persianonly which I cannot for the life of me decipher so I just approached the man y
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